Modifying policies

You can modify the frequency, replication options, Snapshot copy retention settings, or scripts information while a policy is attached to a resource group.

About this task

Modifying SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere backup policies in the VMware vSphere web client differs from modifying backup policies in the SnapCenter GUI. You do not need to detach policies from resource groups when you modify policies in vCenter.

Before you modify the replication or retention settings, you should consider the possible consequences.

Note: To modify a policy schedule, you must modify the schedule in a resource group.


  1. In the left Navigator pane of the VMware vSphere web client, click Policies.
  2. On the Policies page, select a policy, and then click Edit Policy in the toolbar.
  3. Modify the policy fields.
  4. When you are finished, click Update.


The changes take effect when the next scheduled backup is performed.